The Amanda Show: The Literals
00:02:20 - 00:05:27
  • Language Arts → Literal and Nonliteral Language → Literal Language

A family new to the neighborhood invites over their neighbors, The Literals, for a get-together. The Literals interpret literally all of the figures of speech that are used in their conversations.

Public Discussion Questions

  1. How does figurative language affect our conversations with others?
  2. Why might an English Language Learner struggle with figurative language?

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This clip is associated with the following standards:
  • Common Core State Standards
    Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
  • Common Core State Standards
    Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context (e.g., take steps).
  • Common Core State Standards
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from n...

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